‘You must remain attentive in order to be able to receive.’*
‘To the loving eye, everything is real.’
I might try and focus on what’s important to me at the beginning of the day, but I find myself wandering the further I get into the day.
Here are two things I’ve been trying to keep focused with:
A loving eye – which changes everything I may see in the day – including compassion, kindness, gentleness, and patience.
The second thing is curiosity, which keeps me open to the new and unfamiliar.
Then imagination and goodness get a chance.
(*John O’Donohue, quoted in the Northumbria Community’s Morning Prayer.)
(**From John O’Donohue’s Anam Cara.)